Independence Day Parade. There will once again be an
Independence Day Car Parade in the Villages. On Monday July 5th at
10am, the Villages will be hosting the 29th Annual VIF Parade
(Parade Only). The event will begin at 10 am at the Memorial Church of Christ
parking lot located at Gaylord and Echo Road.
The parade will proceed east on Gaylord to Piney Point Road and then
turn south and travel down Piney Point Road to Ecclesia Church where the parade
will end. As we finish with the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and safety
precautions of the past year, the size of the parade will be limited.
Unfortunately, there will not be a festival event at Ecclesia this year either.
Anyone wanting to join in the fun can register to drive in the parade providing
you decorate your Car, SUV or Truck in Red, White and Blue - patriotic colors.
If you will be joining in the parade and decorating a vehicle you need to
register in advance. The parade will be limited to the first 100 vehicles that
register. Please send your name and phone number to Tom Fullen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Limit of 1 vehicle per registration.
The Memorial Villages Police Foundation will be
kicking off a new project that will take place over the course of next
year. The Foundation is beginning a
fund-raising campaign to erect a Statue in front the Police Department. When the building was constructed almost 15
years ago, a space was created just out front of the main door that was hoped
to someday be used for a Police Monument. The police officer statue will be on
a platform and surrounded by commemorative bricks that contain the names of
individuals/families that have sponsored the bronze figure. Over the course of the year as the statue is
being designed and constructed the association will sell the brinks for a set
donation. The “Fund the Statue” event will officially kick off at the Food
Truck Rodeo on June 12, 2021. See more on the attached Foundation flyer.
Only one more week to the 2nd Annual Food
Truck Rodeo. We have learned that the event will now also include a performance
at around 10am from the Grandmas’ Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet. Join us early to catch the musical
Once again lots of rain this weekend and into next
week. Please continue to monitor drains,
culverts and grates for blockages. City
crews, VFD and officers all also continue to closely look for areas of
concern. Please request that your
landscapers do not place bags of yard waste into ditches during the upcoming
This week officers found themselves in a foot chase
with a fleeing suspect who had outstanding felony warrants. The criminal was quickly apprehended when a
motorist cut the running suspect off with his vehicle. The Good Samaritan
didn’t stick around to be properly thanked by the officers, but they asked me
to make sure that if he/she sees the V-linc report that they appreciated the
help. Thank You!
Also thanks this week to the Hunters Creek Elementary
School PTA and school staff for the sandwiches celebrating the end of the
school year and graduating 5th graders. For anyone who has not recently driven by the
new school, it is beautiful. The school
is on schedule to be ready for the Fall.
As one school is getting completed, another one is
moving into full construction mode. Bunker Hill Elementary construction is
ramping up. At this time, the entire
property is closed to all public access. Please do not park or walk onto the
property as multiple projects are occurring which include, a new school,
driveways, and a new well. Lots of equipment will be moving around the
property, some of it during non-traditional hours and times, so please do not
enter the property. Everyone’s safety is paramount and unauthorized vehicles
will be towed.
Have a great weekend. Chief Ray Schultz email@example.com
Weekly Crime Report
5/29/21 at 1615 Hours. 10800 Block of Jaycee Lane.
Fraud. The victim had recently been notified by a bank from which he does not
have an account with, that mail statements would no longer be sent to his
address. Shortly afterwards the victim received a debit card in his name mailed
to his address for that same bank account. The victim contacted the bank
however, they refused to assist him and stated they would not close the
account. The victim was able to determine the account was opened using the
victim’s personal information and an old address where he had lived in the
past. Information was obtained about the accounts and provided to detectives
who are following up on the incident.
5/29/21 at 1930 Hours. 300 Block of Voss. Possession
of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). Officer initiated a traffic stop
after observing a traffic violation. Upon approaching the driver, the subject
was extremely nervous and stated that he believed that he had a warrant for his
arrest. A check showed the subject did not have a warrant, but his driver’s
license was revoked. Laying on the front seat also was a quantity of mail.
Through investigation the driver was found to be in possession of
methamphetamine and marijuana. The
37-year-old male was placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County
6/1/21 at 0400 Hours. 700 Block of West Creekside.
Recovered Missing Person. Officer while on patrol observed an older male
walking in the area that appeared to be disorientated. Upon contacting the
male, he was found to be having cognitive issues. Officers located his ID and
upon checking the information found the subject was a missing person out of
Harris County who suffers from dementia. Officers then transported the
75-year-old male subject to his residence in Houston and released him to his
6/2/21 at 2030 Hours. 700 Block of W. Creekside. Theft
of Mail. The victim reported that upon checking his video surveillance footage,
that on this date at 5pm he observed a female in a light-colored SUV pull up to
his mailbox and remove mail. It is
unknown what was taken. Information was collected from the victim and provided
to detectives who have taken over the investigation and who are checking the
5/29/21 at 2230 Hours. 500 block of Blalock Road.
Failure to Identify/Misdemeanor Arrest Warrants. Officer initiated a traffic
stop after observing a traffic violation. Upon contacting the subjects in the
vehicle, they provided their information to the officer. One of the subject’s information could not be
confirmed and when questioned about that, the subject admitted to lying to
officers as she feared that she had outstanding warrants for her arrest. A
check with the new information confirmed multiple arrest warrants. The 20-year-old female was placed under
arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail.
5/30/21 at 1800 Hours. 400 Block of Blalock. Driving
While Intoxicated. While on patrol officer observed a vehicle speeding and
weaving on Blalock. The vehicle also drove off the roadway and onto the grass
shoulder on two occasions. Officer initiated
a traffic stop and upon approaching the driver the officer could smell the odor
of an alcoholic beverage on the driver. The male subject was administered field
sobriety tests which he failed. The
driver was placed under arrest and provided a breath test that showed his blood
alcohol level to be .21%. The 19-year-old male was booked into the Harris
County Jail and the vehicle was towed.
5/30/21 at 0100 Hours. 500 Block of Flintdale. Felony
Arrest Warrant. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a vehicle
revving its engine in the area. Upon
arrival officers located a vehicle that had driven into a ditch. Upon
contacting the driver, the subject became evasive with officers. A check of the
subject’s identification found that he had an outstanding Felony Warrant for
Assault. The 35-year-old male subject
was then placed under arrest and booked into the Harris County Jail the vehicle
6/2/21 at 2015 Hours. 12000 Block of Memorial Drive.
Evading Arrest/Felony Arrest Warrants/Possession of a Controlled
Substance/Resisting an Officer. While on patrol officer observed a vehicle
commit a traffic violation upon checking the license plate the plate attached
to the vehicle was registered to a different car. Officer initiated a traffic
stop and identified the driver. A check of the driver found that he had 3
outstanding felony warrants for his arrest for Assault on a Family Member. As
the officer when to place the subject into custody the male began struggling
with the officer and ran on foot with the officer chasing him. The suspect ran
down Stoney Creek with the officer in pursuit. A good Samaritan driving by also
joined in by driving past the running suspect and blocking him with his
vehicle. The suspect slipped in the grass and as he was attempting to get back
up the officer deployed his taser. The suspect then struggled with the officer
before being taken into custody. The citizen who had stopped to assist, left
the area before being contacted by the officer. A quantity of drugs was located
in the suspect’s vehicle. The
30-year-old male suspect was then booked into the Harris County Jail and the
Texas Workforce Commission Fraud Cases
6/1/21 at 0945 Hours. 800 Block of County Lane.
6/1/21 at 1200 Hours. 10500 Block of Gawain. Piney